Ervin Bryan Arnold

April 23, 1916 - December 11, 2007

Ervin Bryan Arnold, age 91, of Melissa, Texas, passed away December 11, 2007, in Melissa. Ervin was born April 23, 1916 in Collin County, Texas, to Willie Curtis and Nettie Emma (Bryan) Arnold. He married Dora Deane Burch on July 20, 1946 in Plano, Texas. Ervin was a farmer all of his life and was an active member of the Baptist church, serving as a deacon for 34 years. He proudly served in the United States Army in World War II stationed in the Pacific. He also served on the board of directors for Plano Mutual Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters, Sylvia Wishard and her husband Joe of Ladonia, Texas and Elaine Owens also of Ladonia; son, John Arnold and his wife, Pamela of Waverly, Iowa; grandchildren, Sherry Wishard Parson and her husband, Brent, Teresa Wishard Lieske and her husband, Ed and Julie Wishard; great-grandchildren, Matthew Wishard Lieske and Kristen Joann Parson; numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Deane; two brothers; daughter, Patricia Kay Arnold; son-in-law, Jimmy Owens. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 15, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in McKinney, Texas. Interment will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery in Plano, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening starting at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Plano Mutual Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

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We have wonderfully fond memories of your parents when we met them at a Strain Reunion several years ago. They were such a nice couple and now reunited. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Dwaine and Mary Maxwell, December 31, 2007 I enjoyed visiting with Mr. Arnold just a few months ago when my dad passed away. The Arnold family has always been very important to our family, and we have always been blessed to call them "our friends." Just know that the Reeder family sends love and prayers at this time. Our best to you all! Rick Reeder, December 17, 2007 Sylvia, Elaine & John... I just heard about your dad. And I never think about your dad without thinking about your mom. I so much enjoyed visiting with them. They always welcomed everyone with open arms. I know you will miss him, as you miss her. He had 91 wonderful years. And we all have great memories of his life. You are in my prayers. I'm sorry I can't be there to tell stories & remember... I'm thinking of you & your family. My love to you all. Lera Lera Riley, December 14, 2007 I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of sorrow. I'm sorry I can't be there. Jackie Burch, December 14, 2007 Our thoughts are with your families during this time of sorrow. Clara Cooper, December 14, 2007 I am sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Arnold. Rick Saigling, December 13, 2007 Sylvia, sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Beverly (Taylor) Williams, December 13, 2007 I am so sorry for your loss. I Love You Elaine. Margarett Ann Toon, December 13, 2007